Dances With Wolves [20th Anniversary] [2 Discs] [Extended Cut] [Blu-ray]

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A historical drama about the relationship between a Civil War soldier and a band of Sioux Indians, Kevin Costner's directorial debut was also a surprisingly popular hit, considering its length, period setting, and often somber tone. The film opens on a particularly dark note, as melancholy Union lieutenant John W. Dunbar attempts to kill himself on a suicide mission, but instead becomes an unintentional hero. His actions lead to his reassignment to a remote post in remote South Dakota, where he encounters the Sioux. Attracted by the natural simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to join them, taking on the name Dances with Wolves. Soon, Dances with Wolves has become a welcome member of the tribe and fallen in love with a white woman who has been raised amongst the tribe. His peaceful existence is threatened, however, when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the Sioux land. Some detractors have criticized the film's depiction of the tribes as simplistic; such objections did not dissuade audiences or the Hollywood establishment, however, which awarded the film seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

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Release Date
1/11/11 
Studio
MGM
MPAA Rating
PG13 -- Parents strongly cautioned
Length
181
Sound
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Dolby Surround (4.0)
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Video Features
  • Disc 1:
  • Audio commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson
  • Audio commentary with director of photography Dean Semler and film editor Neil Travis
  • 2 exclusive blu-ray in-feature experiences:
  • Military Rank and Social Hierachy Guide and Real History or Movie Make-Believe?
  • Disc 2:
  • A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier
  • Original Making-of Dances With Wolves
  • The Creation of an Epic: a retrospective documentary
  • Dances photo montage with introduction by photographer Bill Glass
  • Original theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
2

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